Samsung and Apple have both been popular competitors of each other. While it's pretty clear that both companies offer something different than the other's, people can't help but compare the two of them season after season. With that said, fans can expect that 2017 will be just the same for these two companies. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are both strong contenders for Apple's 2017 iPhones. However, among the three rumored iPhones that are coming out of Apple's doors next year, it's probably the anniversary iPhone dubbed as the iPhone 8 who's in a much hotter seat. This phone is expected to be one strong competition for each 2017 flagship phones. With that, the question that remains is, can the anniversary iPhone beat the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8?
Apple iPhone 8 Hype
When it comes to hyping up the smartphone market, it seems like Apple has already proven that it is the king of marketing. As time passes by, the company no longer even needs to do anything, its iPhones are already the star of the headlines. The amount of people lining up outside the Apple stores nights before each iPhone's release is quite proof that this smartphone has already established a reputation for being the most popular smartphone.
With that said, it's safe to say that the iPhone 8, being one heck of an iPhone, will once again hype people up. This is not exactly assured with the Galaxy devices. Considering that the iPhone 8 is one special iPhone release and is packed with all the rumored special goodies such as a curved screen, no home button, wireless charging, etc. (as per IB Times), this phone can certainly hit it big when it gets released. Needless to say, this is just a prediction and anything can still happen come release time.
Galaxy Flagships Anticipation
Nevertheless, even though Samsung's Galaxy flagships aren't all about the hype, we cannot underestimate how much they are anticipated by Android lovers. If the iPhones cater to the iOS market, Samsung is undeniably the hardest to beat when it comes to the Android market. This means that there is good chance that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are both getting good sales next year, and this is despite Note 7's utter failure.
Apparently, even though Samsung's name has been put at risk during the Note 7 controversy, this doesn't mean that its next flagships are already bound to fail. In fact, there are many Note 7 returners who are waiting for the S8 so they can have a satisfying alternative to the discontinued phablet. With that said, it is expected that the Note 8 will make it bigger than the S8. It's worth noting that a bunch of Note 7 buyers have not participated in Samsung's recall program. The company has to release an update to brick the remaining Note 7 devices. This goes to show how much people love their Note 7. This also forecasts Note 8's sales.
If the only solid alternative to Note 7 is its successor, it's safe to say that there are already people who are certain about buying the Note 8 months before it actually gets released. This means that even though Samsung's Note 8 is not hype or fad material, it has a solid target market that will ensure its skyrocketing sales when it gets released. Besides, only the Note series offers a stylus integrated premium phablet to the smartphone market, so this phone pretty much has no serious competition right now.